It is not so long ago that electric bikes commonly cost more than US$1000. E-bikes for much less than US$1000 were a novelty. News about the first cheap but serious offers like from Storm Sondors were spreading like a wildfire in the bicycle scene. Now a further interesting offer from Coolpeds is dipping significantly below US$1000. Their new iBike costs less than US$500.
The leather grips and genuine leather seat with spring cushion ensure a retro-inspired look
“From air quality to commuting times, the lives of the people who live in large cities are impacted more and more everyday. Through the use of the latest technology, we can offer an eco-friendly, convenient and affordable means of travel that will not only reduce pollution, but ease congestion on city streets, immeasurably improving the standard of living for people around the world.” emails Coolpeds.
Dear fans and supporters, The Coolpeds Electric iBike campaign is live now!
You are invited to the exclusive… https://t.co/JZkDnpB5iq
— Coolpeds USA (@Coolpeds_USA) 8. Juli 2016
Riding with iBike immediately at the push of a button or by pedaling
It is possible to drive with an estimated pedal-assist range between 30 to 50 miles (48 to 80 km). You can ride between 20 to 30 miles (32 to 48 km) with the 350 W brushless motor inside the front wheel if you drive out electrically.
The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was launched on July 8th, 2016 and provides two different iBike offers. The most favorable offer without shipping costs amounts US$468 if you are an early bird. One can define it as cheap compared with a retail price of about US$799 – 999.
With its lightweight design, Coolpeds’ iBike has a weight of 29 lb (13.2 kg). That is significantly below the average and makes it is easy to carry it anywhere you like.
IBike is equipped with a lithium ion 36 V battery from Samsung. It is replaceable and fully charged in 3 or maximum 4 hours.
Coolpeds specializes in super lightweight electric scooters and innovative electric transporters. According to the company, their mission is to offer an innovative, compact and eco-friendly way to travel. One that not only helps people get around efficiently, but also improves local communities by reducing pollution and congestion. So they allegedly designed the lightest electric transporters in the world. Their scooters are not only light, they’re also foldable, produce zero emission and will even charge your phone. Coolpeds has just been granted a patent for a solar-powered scooter and plans to develop an innovative and affordable power train system for wheelchair users.
Coolpeds USA is registered in California, USA.